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Newsletter January 2023

 

Parents Teacher Meetings

In person Parent Teacher Meetings will take place from Monday 30th January to Thursday Feb 2nd.

All scheduling for the Parent Teacher Meetings wil take place on the Eolas App. It is important that you have this installed to book your meetings.

Bookings for parents with multiple children is open from Jan 20th and booking for parents with one child in the school is open from tomorrow Jan 21st.

When you log into the Eolas app, click on the scheduler which will give you a list of all available time slots.

A written report of items discussed at the parent teacher meeting will be available on the Eolas App from Friday 3rd February.

Enrolment for 2022/2023

Enrolment forms are available online in the downloads section of the school website www.coilldubhns.ie.

 

 Battle of the Books 

We are running the Battle of the Books again this year.  We would urge parents to encourage their children to take part in this reading for pleasure initiative which finishes with a quiz and fancy dress party.

Holidays

The school will close for the Bank holiday on February 6th and for Mid Term Break on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of February.            

The school will be closed on Friday March 17th for St Patrick’s Day.

The school will close for Easter Holidays on Friday 31st March at 12.00 noon, reopening Monday 17th April.

 

Half Day School Closures

The school will be closed at 12.00pm on the following days for mandatory staff training for the implementation of the new primary language curriculum.

 

Friday 3rd February

Wednesday 15th February

Thursday 16th March

Friday 28th April.

 

Communion and Confirmation

Confirmation takes place on Saturday March 25th at 10.30am and First Penance will take place the last week of March.

First Communion is on Sunday 14th May at 10.00am.

Further details can be obtained from the Parish office on 045-860281. 

 

 

Swimming

School swimming lessons for 3rd/4th classes will commence on Monday 20th February and will run for six sessions up to March 27th.

This year lessons cost € 54.00 in total. They should be paid for before the lessons commence.

Swimming lessons are a mandatory part of our PE Curriculum. Only children with current doctor’s notes will be excluded from the lessons.

If you have any difficulty in relation to swimming you can contact the principal via the school office to discuss your concerns.

 

 

Free After School Activities

 School will be running a program of free after school activities for 6 weeks from Tuesday 7th February from 2.40 to 3.40pm.

1st /2nd class can do sports games and skills development with Ms Leacy.

3rd /4th class can do chess club with Ms Coyne.

5th /6th class can do cooking lessons with Ms Linehan.

 

Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please e mail us at office@coilldubhns.ie if you would like your child/children to take part in any of these programs.

 

NEWSLETTER 08.09.22

 

We would like to welcome everyone back to school. We hope you all had a nice summer break.
A special welcome to the new junior infants and the many students who joined us this year.
We have had a good few changes since last year in both our teaching and SNA staff.
Ms Deirdre Flynn will teach 2nd and 3rd classes this year.
Our New SNA’s are Barbara Gillen, Áine Browne and Eoin McDonnell.
We hope they have a positive and happy time with us here in Coill Dubh NS.

 

Reminder- No Treats

As an extension of our healthy eating policy children should no longer bring in treats on Friday.

                             
                                

GOAL Jersey Day

Jersey Day will take place on Friday 14th of October. Children are encouraged to wear their favourite jersey or sports top. All proceeds will go to the GOAL charity.

 

Pupil Insurance

The Allianz Pupil Insurance is available to pay on the Eolas app.

There are two options available, school hours or 24 hour cover.  Please pay only one option. Only those payments which are made online or in person by Friday 30th September will be processed.

 School Calendar                   

The School Calendar for 2022/2023 is available in the downloads section of the school website www.coilldubhns.ie

 

P.E tracksuit days for all classes are as follows:

Ms Linehan- Jnrs

Mon, Tues & Thurs

Ms Henebry – Snrs

Mon, Wed & Fri

Ms Holton – 1st/2nd

Tues & Thurs

Ms Flynn - 2nd/3rd

Mon & Fri

Ms Glynn - 4th

Tues & Thurs

Mr Melia - 5th

Mon & Fri

Mrs Jackson – 6th

Wed & Thurs

Ms Leacy - ASD

Mon to Fri

Ms Coyne - ASD

Mon to Fri

 

                               

Reminder:

All children in Coill Dubh NS are able to avail of two free snacks per day. These can be ordered using the lunch bag app which can be downloaded from the I Store or Google Playstore.

There is an option on the app to order additional lunch items at a cost should you wish to do so.

 

Music Lessons

All children in 5th and 6th classes will begin keyboard lessons in the coming days.

The cost of these lessons is €30.00 for the year and can be paid for online on the Eolas app.

 

3rd  and 4th classes will begin Ukulele lessons as part of the Music Generation Kildare project. These lessons are heavily subsidised and will also cost € 30.00 which includes the hire of a Ukulele. They can be paid online on the Eolas app.

 

Junior infants to 2nd class will be undertaking percussion and pre music classes from Music Geration Kildare. Again, this is heavily subsidised and will cost €30.00 for the year.

 

All classes are expected to begin next week.

 

After School Ukulele Lessons

 

The facilitators from Music Generation Kildare have also offered after school Ukulele lessons to accommodate the students who started learning the instrument last year. We haven’t fixed a price for these weekly lessons but we imagine they will cost approximately €3.00 per lesson based on a class of 10 students including instrument hire.  Please call or e mail the office at office@coilldubhns.ie if you would like your child to participate in these lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTALL THE DATABIZ EOLAS APP

 

iPhones

Open the App Store on your phone and search for DataBizEolas and then choose the DataBiz Eolas app and click Get to install it on your phone. Please see image below to ensure you install the correct app.

Please accept the requested permissions to allow you to receive notifications.

Alternatively, if you are reading this message on your iPhone, please click the following link to be brought directly to the app:

DataBiz Eolas on the App Store

 

Android phones

Open the Play Store on your phone and search for DataBiz Eolas and then choose the DataBiz Eolas app and click Install to install it on your phone. Please see image below to ensure you install the correct app.

Please accept the requested permissions to allow you to receive notifications.

Alternatively, if you are reading this message on your android phone, please click the following link to be brought directly to the app:

DataBiz Eolas on the Play Store

 

LOG INTO THE DATABIZ EOLAS APP FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

Login Screen

 

Open the Eolas app once it has successfully installed.  The Login Screen will be displayed.

                                                                        

At this point, there are two options:

Option 1 – for users that have previously logged into DataBiz

Apps on the databizsolutions.ie website

  • Log in with the email address and password you have previously used (when you made an online payment or scheduled a Parents/Teacher meeting online) to log into DataBiz Apps on the databizsolutions.ie website.  
  • Once you click Login and the system recognises your email and password, then, as this is your first time logging in from this device you will be sent a verification code  via text/SMS which you will need to input before you can continue. Please see Verification Code section below.

 

 

 

 

Verification Code

 

Verification code will be sent to the registered mobile number.

The code will be sent via SMS (text) message.

Enter your 6 digit code and click verify Now

 

 

Option 2 - for users that have not previously logged into DataBiz Apps on the databizsolutions.ie website

If you don’t have an email address and password or if the system rejects what you have entered then you will need to click the Sign Up button at the bottom of the Login Screen and you will be presented with the screen to the right.

Sign-Up Screen

 

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  • Enter the email address and mobile number that you have provided to the school and click Sign Up.
  • If the email address and mobile number matches what the school has on file for you, then:
    • You will be sent a verification code via text/SMS which you will need to input before you can continue. Please see Verification Code section below.
      • Once the verification code has been successfully inputted you will then receive a message to say that a password has been sent to the email address that you provided.
      • Access your email (please check your Junk/Spam mail as well) to get your new password. Copy that password.
      • If you haven’t been automatically returned to the

Login Screen, do so now by clicking on the Sign In button on the bottom of the Sign-Up Screen  and enter your email address and the password that you have been issued and click Login and the system will log you in.

If the email address and mobile number doesn’t match what the school has on file for you then you will need to contact the school to get it updated.

 

Verification Code

 

Verification code will be sent to the registered mobile number.

The code will be sent via SMS (text) message.

Enter your 6 digit code and click verify Now

 

Once you have installed the app sucessfully you will find the word/pdf in the forms section of this website on how to use the app.

 

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Newsletter April 2022

 Holidays   

 

Easter holidays will commence on Friday 8th April and school reopens on Monday 25th April.

School is closed on May 2nd and also June 3rd and 6th for the Bank Holidays.

School closes Friday 24th June for the Summer Holidays.

              

 

 

 

Outstanding Fees

Any parents who have outstanding fees for music, swimming or school should pay them online at www.databizsolutions.ie   as soon as possible.

 

 

                                             

         

Microsoft Dreamspace Tour

 

4th and 5th Classes are going to the Microsoft Head office on Tuesday 17th May. Leaving the school at 12.00pm and returning at 4.30pm. The cost of this tour is €10.00.

All tours can be paid online at www.databizsolutions.ie or at the school office if you are having difficulties online.

 

 

Student Absences

 

In a typical year in our school an average of 7 children miss more than 20 days.

 

Unsurprisingly this year the figure is already more than 10 times higher than this. Regardless of the reasons, absences of more than 20 days still need to be reported to Tusla.

 

Recently we e-mailed a large number of parents requesting notes to cover these absences. We are aware that in many cases notes had been sent via seesaw, e mail and hard copy. For various reasons not all of these reach the office.

 

Given the amount of information required, the easiest way to get our records up to date and accurate was to re-request this information from parents.

 

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but felt it necessary as Tusla take a negative view of unexplained absences.

 

To avoid this situation recurring we ask you to e mail reasons for absences directly to office@coilldubhns.ie

After Easter we will launch a new app that will allow you to input this information directly.

 

School Uniforms

 

We ask that children wear their uniforms or tracksuits to school on the correct days.

Also children should wear white polo shirts not jerseys etc on their PE days.

 

Open Night

 

Covid 19 has had major impacts on all our lives.

Due to restrictions on visitors to the school many parents have not seen the inside of the building for more than two years.

 

Many changes such as the new extension, new library and sensory garden have taken place during this time.

 

On Wednesday 25th May we will hold an open night from 6.30 to 8.00pm.

 

We hope you and your family can come along and see all the things we have been getting up to during the past two years.                       

  

               

 

New Junior Infants

 

Induction Day

Junior Infants First Induction Day will take place on Wednesday 27th April from 2.00pm to 2.40pm. This will be a chance for the New Junior Infants to see the school and meet their teacher.

 

Meeting for Parents of New Junior Infants

Parents Meeting will takes place on Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm during the Open Night.

 

School Tours

This year the Junior and Senior Infants tour will be going to Dublin Zoo, 1st & 2nd classes will be going to National Sports Campus while the 3rd, 4th classes will be going to Tayto Park.

 

Mon 13th: Dublin Zoo – Jnr & Snr Infants

Leaving School at 9.00 Sharp

Returning for 3.00pm

This tour costs € 25.00

 

Wednesday 22nd June: National Sports Campus

1st & 2nd Classes

Leaving school at 9.00am sharp.

Returning for 3.30pm

This tour costs € 32.00

 

Wednesday 22nd June: Tayto Park

3rd, 4th Classes

Leaving School at 9.00am sharp

Returning for 3.00pm

This tour costs € 28.00

 

Thursday 16th/17th June : Baronscourt Estate & Ulster Folk Park

5th & 6th Classes.

This tour costs €75.00

 

ASD Classes: Tour details will follow.

 

All students should wear their school tracksuit, have a healthy packed lunch, one small treat, bring extra water, wear sunscreen and a hat/light raincoat depending on the weather.

 

NO electronics or money should be brought on tours.

                        

 

All tours can be paid online at www.databizsolutions.ie or at the school office if you are having difficulties online.